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the troops are accused of torturing and abusing other afghans. u.s. officials appear to have been caught off-guard by the order. he say they take the allegations seriously and will launch an investigation. >>> the jury is still out on hollywood's favorite movies of 2012, but we know which ones the critics love to hate. the razzies announced last night. we'll tell what you was recognized as lousy. we'll see how long this ooh kfc. hey, you're supposed to wait for everybody. you know what, while we're waiting why don't we play a game of hide and seek? right now? yeah go hide. go on buddy. one, two... [ son ] come and find me! three! [ son ] are you even looking for me? i am looking! [ male announcer ] bite-sized chicken's grown up. kfc bites. freshly hand-breaded big bites of premium breast meat, seasoned in the colonel's original recipe. try 10 bites with an 8 piece meal for $19.99. [ son ] dad? [ male announcer ] today tastes so good. >>> just a few hours we get to find out which movies actors, and actresses hollywood loved this year. in the meantime here is a look at some of the ones that di
at least a year. >>> the merger of u.s. airways and united airlines will create the largest airway in the world. some analysts say you could be paying more. frequent flyer dean kempsly isn't sure what to expect when u.s. airways merges with american airlines. it will be the largest carrier in the world with more than 300 destinations in 56 countries. frequent flyers from both airlines should keep their miles, but some analysts think this may not be a sweetheart deal for passengers in the long run. >> consumers end up paying more for tickets in general. they have less convenience because typically during americaners there's cutbacks in flights. >> reporter: the new company will take the american name and a brand-new logo. the ceos of both airlines will stay on board. u.s. airways chief doug parker will take the top spot. >> we'll work together to make sure we have a good transition. >> reporter: the merger will bring major logistical challenges. recent union of united and continental led to a spike in consumer complaints. this is the fourth major airline merger since 2008. >> i t
. >>> north korea is warning the u.s. its nuclear test overnight was just a first response to u.s. threats. the north says there could be, quote, second and third measures of greater intensity. right now the united nations security council is holding an emergency meeting on this matter. overnight, north korea conducted an underground nuclear test in the area. the blast was so strong it registered on the u.s. geological surveys a 4.9 blast. president obama called the test a highly provocative act. he said north korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles pose a threat to international peace and security. he goes on to say the united states will also continue to take steps necessary to defend ourselves and our allies. >>> taking a look outside right now. look at that shot. another mild start out there. but some more winter weather is on the way. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein with the first forecast. good morning. >> it sure looks nice. beautiful sky over the region. we've had the sunshine since dawn. sun rises getting earlier and earlier, 7:03 this morning. a few clouds, northeas
will touch on other topics tonight, including north korea's latest news clear test. and 34,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan will bring home by this time nbc year. he'll also be talking about new gun laws. several gun violence victims will be guests at the state of the union. a teacher that survived the sandy hook shooting will be in the first lady's box. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband are joining the arizona delegation. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >>> an anne arundel county teen will sit with the first lady and vice president biden during tonight's state of the union address. 16-year-old jack andraka, won an international science fair. remember this? by creating a sensor to depancreatic cancer early. he's an incredible kid. and you can watch this tonight. coverage begins at 9:00 tonight. >>> wjz is following more breaking news. we will get back to you in just a moment. in the meantime, there was a tanker truck fire as we told you about. still ahead on eyewitness news tonight -- >> yeah. we have
just want to know she's okay. >> reporter: and two weeks ago, the u.s. embassy in lima, where the couple was last seen, issued a security warning for americans, saying that a criminal organization may be planning to kidnap u.s. citizens. >>> wall street bounces back a little today. [ stock bells ringing ] >> the markets were not able to wipe out monday's losses. the dow was up 16. s&p up 9. nasdaq up 13. >>> let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >> reporter: jp morgan chase is cutting 4,000 jobs or about 1 1/2% of its work force. that's on top of the 1200 jobs the bank shed last year. the cuts will mostly in from the consumer banking and mortgages division. jp morgan is just the latest to shrink its staff. goldman sachs and others all trimmed jobs in 2012. better than expected earnings in home depot and macy's, helped stocks bounce back from their biggest sell-off in months. the fed's low-interest policies are giving support to an economy suffering with high unemployment. bernanke also war
to warheads. the u.s -- marines from the two countries conducting drills and for the first time held inside of snowy south korea. north korea said it's the first of u.s. aggression and that any blocks of its ships would be considered quote acts of war. >> and the president's office has indicated he will react to it during the state of the union address. >>> a new study find there is may be a simple way of lowering a child's risk of autism. the simple supplements that they can take. >> find out what topic the president is expected to focus in on that impacts all of us. >> parents, if you have a favorite, don't let it show. >>> could a simple supplement be the key toward fighting off autism? researchers found women who took folic acid starting four weeks before becoming pregnant until eight weeks after they had a 39% loris being of their child developing autism. the same loris being did not appear in mothers who began taking feel lick acid mid-pregnancy. >>> more and more kids are dealing with obesity. for some shedding the extra weight can only be with surgery. for some it is more beneficial
's on capitol hill. >> there could be, but for now, nothing going. a couple votes in the u.s. senate. a democratic vote to replace cuts in ten years, but the pay fors and cuts take a decade, including a 30% minimum tax rate for income amounts of over $5 million. as a republican plan, allows flexibility for the president to go and fill in the spending cuts from elsewhere in the budget. neither proposal will pass. the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow at the white house. the rest of congress out at that point when spending cuts, automatic spending cuts begin tomorrow. leaders skeptical saying it's just a foe toll opportunity. -- photo opportunity. no deal, but voting is this afternoon. dagen: thank you. as we edge closer to the deadline, the impact of the cuts on the economy, on the market, could they be more drastic than investors bet on? to break it down, a professor at the international business schools, jeremy hills in studio with me, managing director at tf marketing advisers. katherine, will the impact on the economy, an economy only growing one-tenth of a perce
. the u.s. and south korea are holding emergency meetings and later this morning, the united nations security council is scheduling to meet about that test. >>> president obama will deliver his state of the union address tonight. the economy is expected to be the central focus, the president laying out a plan to boost the middle class and create more jobs. first lady michelle obama will sit with the parents of hediah pendleton. >>> proceedings are under way at the vatican to set up the conclave that will choose the next pope. in a surprise announcement monday, pope benedict xvi announced he was stepping down due to his age. >>> a five-day cruise to the caribbean turn into his quite appear ordeal with passengers getting sick and saying the boat smells, quote, extremely sick. >> a fire on board a carnival cruise ship was stranded with more than 4,000 people on board. >> reporter: the carnival triumph departed galveston, texas on thursday enroute to the caribbean. now, it is headed to alabama after a fire in the ship's engine room knocked out the vessel's propulsion system leaving more
topics tonight, including north korea's latest nuclear tests. and 34,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, he'll bring home by this time next year. he'll also be talking about new gun laws. several gun violence victims will be guests at the state of the union. a teacher that survives the sandy hook shooting will be in the first lady's box. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband are joining the arizona delegation. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> and we don't want you to miss wjz and cbs's news coverage of the state of the union address and the republican response, beginning tonight at 9:00 p.m., right here. >>> and still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. changes in the catholic church. the latest fallout from the pope's sudden resignation. and rumors about his health. >>> when wjz returns, i'll explain how a new statewide proposal could increase safety at schools and save lives. >>> he went to the super bowl, but came back with someone else's memories. i'm mary bubala. how facebook reunited ravens fans.
people in the u.s. get als each year. o.j. just happens to live in one of the few places doing a.l.s. research. the highly respected center at hopkins. >> o.j. has been a wonderful ambassador for years. >> reporter: as a high-profile person, he has been able to bring attention to it. >> this is an exciting initiative, pioneered by dan doctorov, president of bloomberg. >> reporter: his millions will allow researchers to better clbt and -- collaborate and develop therapies. such therapies may be too late for o.j. he's already lived longer than most with als. but it could help others who are not even aware that this debilitating disease is in their future. >> reporter: unlike the money being given to hopkins, o.j. helps to fund the needs of individual als patients. >>> not a lot of movement on wall street today. [ stock bells ringing ] >> the markets are mostly flat. the dow was down 10 points. s&p up 1. nasdaq up 2. let's go to new york, where alexis christoforous has tonight's cbs money watch update. >>> american airlines and u.s. airways ar
police departments, u.s. park police and military special forces. >> we've had attacks at ft. dix, at ft. hood. >> reporter: at big bear lake a sheriff's deputy was killed. the ex-l.a. cop had extensive tactical drawning. officers don't always know what they're up against. in some cases shatters have had on body armor. about -- shooters have had on body army. >> our department has given us the equipment necessary with the patrol rifle program, things like that. some agencies have ballistic shields. >> reporter: plan, preparing and having the right mindset is hopefully putting them one step ahead. >> every two steps you should be looking back. >> when they come in, we want them to identify the threat, no hesitation, no panic or fear that, they've trained, they're confident. >> reporter: in temple hills, maryland, surae chinn, wusa9. >> officers in training today will return to their jurisdictions and train their departments. this is the fourth active shooter training school the county has hosted. >>> new information on the shooter in the university of maryland tragedy, dayvon green was
and ballistic missile program constitutes a threat to u.s. national security and to international peace and security. north korea has been warning for weeks that it was about to test its nuclear arsenal. on tuesday morning it exploded a bomb in a facility one kilometer underground near the same location of its nuclear test in 2006 and 2009. >> there is concern that they could come up with a delivery system for their nuclear weapons. >> reporter: last week the u.s. and south korean navies launched military drills in the region as a show of force. north korea's test demonstrates a significant split from its main patron, china. recently beijing warned leader kim jong-un against any weapons tests. >> they've said publicly that there would be real consequences for north korea. what those consequences are we have to see, but i suspect it's going to be more than an angry lettered. >> reporter: china is one of the few countries supporting north korea's fragile economy and could respond by cutting financial aid. this latest test may provide evidence of the strength of nort
test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>> an outpouring of su
. in afghanistan, president karzai wants u.s. special forces out of a key province. he's accuses them of working with afghan citizens to torture and even murder people in the region. the u.s. has rejected the claims u.s. forces carried out any such crimes. >>> secretary of state john kerry has arrived in london. it's the first stop on a nine country trip. it's his first official overseas mission as secretary of state. this morning he sat down with british prime minister david cameron to discuss the situation in syria and iran's nuclear program. >>> in cuba, the end of the castro era is in sight. yesterday president raul castro began his second term, but announced it will be his last. castro says his country is at a place where it's ready for a younger generation to lead. >>> today begins the last work week for pope benedict xvi. the 85-year-old pontiff is set to retire thursday night. yesterday he delivered his final public blessing in st. peter's square, telling the crowd, "god told me to go." he reassured the world's 1.2 billion catholics that his decision to retire does not mean he's abandoni
, including gun violence. derek mcginty is anchoring our state of the union coverage live from the u.s. capital. derek. >> lesli and anita, this will be the president's fourth message. what is new tonight, this is a president fresh off reelection at the peek of his political power. why there will be plenty of political theater tonight. the president's real agenda is moving his agenda. he wants to get things done. the economy and jobs, manufacturing, infrastructure. he'll focus on education reform and energy. the most controversial topic is likely to be gun control, where there will be plenty of guests from both sides of the issue in the house galleries and pointed out by the president as the speech goes on. that would be the political theater, i mentioned a few sentences ago. let's go to tara for the rest of our preview. >> president obama wasn't offering a preview of a state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outla
are expressing confidence their security forces can fill the void once u.s. troops leave the country. president obama announced last night that 34,000 american troops will be home by this time next year. that half the force the u.s. has in afghanistan. the rest are due to be home by the end of 2014. the pentagon is considering whether to leave a small force in afghanistan beyond that. >>> immigration, that is topping at agenda ate meeting at the white house. four senators who helped create i new immigration reform plan will sit down with president obama to brief him on their progress. also on imgleyings, this is a group in town who is working to stop deportation. it is called we have dreams too. hundreds of immigrant workers are in d.c. for two days for the event. -- also on immigration, there is a group in town who is working to stop deportation. >>> it was just a sip of water. >> but it has people talking. we'll tell you about that. >>> we have rain showers moving in. but for parts of the area, it will transition over to snow later tonight. i'll have all the details on the weather and julie w
. the president will touch on other topics tonight, including north korea's latest nuclear tests. and 34,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan who bring home by this time next year. he'll also be talking about new gun laws. several gun violence victims will be guests@state of the union. a teacher that survived the sandy hook shooting, will be in the first lady's box. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords and her husband, are joining the arizona delegation. >> reporter: on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> and starting tomorrow, the president will take his message on the road, with a campaign style swing to three states. >>> one maryland student will be watching next to the first lady as well. monique griego has more on why this scearch-year-old -- 16-year-old prodigy is going to witness the state of the union. >> reporter: at 16 years old, jack andraka is being recognized. and now his accomplishments are taking him to the white house. >> reporter: as president obama makes his state of the union address tonight, high school student jack andracca
-mails and financial transactions all stopped on january 25th. ironically weeks before the couple went missing, the u.s. embassy posted this warning to u.s. citizens of potential kidnapping threats in the cusco area by a criminal organization. francine said we are praying and hoping they come home soon. the family made a missing person's report and has been working with the u.s. embassy in peru. and the state department issued this notice asking anyone who was seeing the couple to report it. the family said all they can do is wait. from fresno, california, eric rosales, fox news. >>> and closer to home, a skier died after an accident at the resort in western maryland. the authorities say the 38-year- old lost control while skiing on an expert level. he was the second man to die on the same ski slope this winter. last month, a 40-year-old rockville man was killed after crashing into trees. >>> the senate intelligence committee is getting what they asked for. coming up, we'll tell you what the white house agreed to hand over. >> plus, and a cloud of controversy over the vatican. the new reports coming ou
, 66,000 u.s. troops will leave afghanistan and won't have to worry about another deployment. but are afghans ready to take charge? >>> smallest dog in the room turned out to be the biggest winner. we'll introduce you to the little champ. >>> i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. will we end this week with a nice warmup? i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. >>> here's today's cold, cough and flu report. >>> we have some rain, sleet and areas north of us, snow falling. how about your thursday? what will that bring us? bernadette has a look at that. >> obviously our report has turned to rain. but again, it will probably finish. that chance for a small, fleshy accumulation tonight before the storm gets out of here tomorrow. and it's going to leave us. we start out in the 30s. head into the afternoon, right back in the 40s. sunshine returning. and tomorrow evening, those temperatures start to drop. but only to the 30s. for the rest of the five-day, here's bob. >>> nice end to the week. 53 on friday. but saturday,
're a team of vision. >> for o.j. >> reporter: even the president was inspired. 5600 people in the u.s. gets als each year. o.j. happens to live in one of the places doing serious als research. the highly respected packard center at hopkins. >> o.j. has been a wonderful ambassador for als for years. >> reporter: o.j. has been able to raise awareness. now, he has given packard $25 million. >> this is an exciting initiative, pioneered by dr. dan doctorov. >> reporter: this will allow them to better collaborate and develop therapies. such therapy may be too late for o.j. he has already lived longer than most als patients. but it could help those who are not even aware that this debilitating disease is in their future. mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> unlike the research being given to hopkins, o.j.'s foundation helps to fund the needs of individual a.l.s. patients. >>> time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of the baltimore sun. 12 things to help you survive the last month of winter. reviews of t
timothy dolan, the head of u.s. conference of bishops. he spoke to reporters before he left for rome. >> on thursday we will with him for a while. that i look forward to. that will drive him home literally, to say good-bye. then i think it will begin to sink in that what are we here for? that is going to be awesome. martha: always very plain spoken. cardinal timothy dolan expressing his enthusiasm for what lies ahead of him as he heads to rome. they will begin the meetings on monday we are told you about a spokesman for the vatican says there is no way of knowing how long they will want to meet before they set the date for the conclave to begin. so we're still a few steps to go in this whole process as we get closer. bill: my bet they will move fast but we'll see. it is their call. the conclave is the assembly of cardinals who will pick benedict's successor. 11 american cardinals among the electors in the conclave. the prime meaning from latin, any place a room that could be locked with a key we hear. the cardinals will go to the sistine chapel twice a day to vote. only cardinals und
committee will meet today to discuss ways to help the cash strapped u.s. postal service. committee on homeland security and governmental affairs will hear from the postmaster general and the president of the american postal workers union. they will eliminate saturday delivery and will increase postal sees as ways to cut costs. >> fairfax county parents concerned about school safety are encouraged to attend a community meeting tonight. the meeting will be held at 4900 stone possible fraud in chantilly beginning at 7:30. -- at stonecroft boulevard. >> we are checking in with jacqui. snow in the forecast. >> don't be so excited. snow lovers will be disappointed. you really have to go north and west in the higher elevations 4 simulations. i don't think we will see much. it will not affect anybody in the d.c. area. you probably will be having dinner and all by the time it arrives. 36 degrees at this hour, until of 30, wind out of the north northeast at 7. clouds beginning to move in. we have fair skies right now. high, thin clouds across parts of the area. most of the rain will hold off
afghanistan by this time next year. that's half the u.s. force there. gun laws were also a theme of the night. the first lady and members of congress invited victims of gun violence to join them in the chamber and the president said congress owes them a gun bill. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> reporter: in the republican response, florida senator marco rubio cautioned against higher taxes. >> there's no realistic tax increase that could lower our deficit by almost $4 trillion. that's why i hope the president will abandon his obsession with raising taxes and instead work with us to achieve real growth if our economy. >> reporter: president obama will take his message on the road with campaign style appearances in three states. tara mergener for cbs news, capitol hill. >> the president's stops will include rallies in north carolina, georgia and illinois. >>> before attending the state of the union, shooting victims and their families were on capitol hill yesterday for a senate judiciary committee hearing on gun violence. illino
. >>> john cary on his first overseas trip as secretary of state. meeting with u.s. embassy employees in london. earlier the secretary talk with british prime minister david cameron about the crisis in syria and iran's nuclear program. the uk's foreign secretary told kerry that jump starting peace talks this year is critical. secretary kerry will visit nine countries in 11 days. at tyco integrated security, we consider ourselves business optimizers. how? by building custom security solutions that integrate video, access control, fire and intrusion protection. all backed up with world-class monitoring centers, thousands of qualified technicians, and a personal passion to help protect your business. when your business is optimized like that, there's no stopping you. we are tyco integrated security. and we are sharper. they're coming. yeah. british. later. sorry. ok...four words...black monkey? a baboon? hot stew saturday!? ronny: hey jimmy, how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? jimmy: happier than paul revere with a cell phone. ronny: why not? anncr: get h
. >>> the u.s. military command in afghanistan announced just a few hours ago that its report about a decline in taliban attacks last year was incorrect. they are calling the mistake a clerical error. the military is preparing to release the correct numbers which would show no drop in the number of talks. >>> a noontime ceremony is planned in new york city to mark the 20th anniversary on the first alternate attack on the world trade center. the city will honor the six people who died in the 1993 bombing of the garage below one of the twin towers. more than a thousand others were hurt. six islamic extremists were responsible for this attack. >>> 7:15. now we're just three days away from those automatic budget cuts becoming law. president obama is traveling today in his fight to prevent the budget cuts. as kyla campbell reports from our washington, d.c. newsroom, the president wants republicans to compromise. kyla? >> reporter: dave, senate democrats came up with a plan that includes both spending cuts and tax increases. senate majority leader, harry reid, was on the floor just a moment ago. re
of cyber war fair. akoording to an intelligence report, the u.s. is a target of a massive possibility of information being stolen from major u.s. industries. the white house is expected to issue an executive order this week to establish a volunteer system aim at helping big companies share threat information with the government. >>> as we head back to work this week, yet another gas spike at the gas stations. the national average now standing at $3.59 a gallon. prices well over $4 in states lycra xwrauz of higher oil prices. and pipeline maintenance. >>> and finally the national anthem that went oh, so horribly wrong at one minor league hockey game. take a look. that's the fellow that handles the mascot for the bakersfield condo condors. fell on the ice. and the 29-pound bird was -- waernding. as you might expect, vultures not used to spending time in the rink. on to boards. on to the bench. and i don't blame those big, tough hockey players for getting on to the ice. they say the bird's got a ten-foot wingspan. >> they have all that padding on. >> he walked up the tunnel and benched h
is moving through and maybe some snow. insta-weatherplus is next. 48 at the airport. 51 downtown. >> the u.s. geological survey detected a 4.9 earthquake in our career. no one is confirming whether it to conducted its anticipated third nuclear test. >> a minuscule amount of a single peanut could be enough to trigger a serious, even fatal reaction to someone who is allergic. there are millions of sufferers. could there be a cure? he may become a believer after meeting johnny gossett. he is a normal teenager. he is a good student and studies hard and a pretty talented pianist. today at lunch he has eaten something in the past that would be off-limits. a recess peanut butter cup. johnny is one of the millions of kids who has a food allergy and he is allergic to peanuts. one of the most difficult to avoid foods on the planet. do you remember a time when you did not worry about peanuts? >> no. the first reaction was when he was 8 months old. >> it was a bite of a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich. he was covered from head to toe with hives. >> it became a bigger part of our lives. >> johnny
's headlines from around the globe. "los angeles times" says the u.s. forces prepared to comply with afghan strike limits. >>> the norm timeses says the white house plan s tos to conduct a project. it would gain insight into perception and consciousness. >>> "the washington post" says republicans are sending signals that chuck hagel's bid to become defense defense de de-secretary of state will come up. they say there's a reasonable time to have those questions'ed. >>> and "usa today" says hugo chavez made a return. it was announced via the president's official twitter >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by aarp. real possibilities. >>> people all over the world are looking up after a series of close encounters with meteors and asteroids. we'll find out this morning how scientists keep track of these space rocks before they get this close. >>> plus danica patrick makes history at daytona, becoming the fastest qualifier for the great american race. >> there's a lot of things and people that go into getting a full position at the daytona 500. i'm a smal
and the also is being investigated by a u.s. attorney and at least one doctor is under criminal investigation for fraud. never before seen letters written by john lennon's killer giving a chilling look into his deranged mind. in the lowers, mark david chapman asked the officer who arrested him to be his friend. chapman says he felt close to him and even asked the officer to help find his copy of "catcher in the rye" taken away from the scene of the crime when chapman was arrested. about to go on sale to the public for $75 grand. chapman 20 years to life for lennon's murder and denied parole several times. a mom in gilbert, arizona outraged over what she says was an inappropriate homework assignment about fidelity. the fourth grader had to write about what was happening. and the doctor comes the question about a wife finding a hair clip underer her bed with another parent in it. after the parent called the school, the teacher apologized and said she hadn't read this beforehanding it out to students. >> tucker: can you imagine? >> unbelievable. how about this, a new book is out looking basicall
is watching developments. the u.s. provided some $50 million, $50 million in aid to the opposition. $385 million in humanitarian aid to the syrian people. how will the new aid be different? >> reporter: well, there's two components to this aid as we understand it. this $60 million according to officials goes to opposition inside syria to help with issues of governance and capacity building in areas liberated, that is areas where the opposition is more in control than the government. in essence, trying to help them begin to build local government structures to help meet the local needs of the people there. and that is a very important component because the u.s. is extremely concerned that in many of these area where is there's an absence of government, the extremists are filling in these areas and that's going to be more problematic down the road so there's that component to it. the other component is nonlethal aid to the armed opposition including meal rations as well as medical supplies to the rebels on the front lines to treat them if they're injured and wounded so it has two component
brennan until he gets more information about a deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the south carolina republican accused the white house of stone walling his request for more information. hagel is the president's pick to lead the pentagon. brennan is in line for lead the cia. >> i do believe if he had picked up the phone, called the libyan government, these folks could have gotten out of the airport to the annex and the last two guys may very well be alive and if he did call the libyan officials and they sort of blew him off, that will affect whether or not i would give foreign aid in the future to libya. but if he failed to call on behalf of those people under edge, thennic that is a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >> -- under siege, then i think that is a massive failure of leadership by our commander in chief. >>> grammy's top prize. we'll show you who walked away as the night's big winners. we'll tell you about it when we come back. [ anouncer ] ihop is in time square to compare new griddle-melts to your usual breakfast sandwich. a lot more flavor
for a three-day visit. it was part of his visit to the u.s. he celebrated mass in d.c. in front of 46,000 people. during his visit he met with then president george bush and leaders of the washington archdiocese. >> we could see sun this afternoon. tom kierein joins us with the forecast. good morning. >> still low clouds lingering over the metro area. this is what's been happening. we have had the rain move to the northeast. cloud cover breaking up. weather watchers are seeing sunshine near the blue ridge. bright and sunny now. winchester and the panhandle of west virginia, too, from charlestown to martinsburg, berkeley springs up to cumberland. all getting sunshine now. east of there, it is mostly cloudy. a few thin spots. a little sun trying to break out in southern prince william county into charles county. that's going to continue to move off to the east and the cloud cover should begin to erode. where the sun has broken out, winchester is at 50 degrees. petersburg, 59. stanton, virginia, at 58 degrees with sunshine there as well. we are still generally in the mid 40s around the m
an u.s.ey -- uzirifle and a bat. >> police say that green was taking medication for schizophrenia. police say he did not leave a suicide note. >>> prince george's county police need your help finding a missing woman and her 1-year- old daughter. take a look at this picture. 25-year-old stephanie ham rick and her daughter, have not been seen since february 7th. the two were walking to a bus stop in the same block, where they live on green belt road. anybody with information should call police. the number to call, 3 very 1--- 301-390-2143. >>> and the number again. 301-390-2143. for any information about this missing mother and daughter. >>> today is ash wednesday. the beginning of the holiest season on the christian calendar. it was an especially emotional day as pope benedict xvi makes one of his final appearances as the holy father. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from vatican city. >> thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi the long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you,
korea says the test was quote a first response to what it calls threats from the u.s. and warns it will continue with unspecified second and third measures of greater intensity if the united states maintains hostility. president obama calls the nuclear test quote highly provocative. the president says the danger posed by north korea's threatening activities warrants further swift and credible action by the community. in the next few minutes, the un security council will be holding a meeting to discuss this security crisis. >>> it is a big night ahead for the president. first state of the union speech of his second term. >> doug luzader is live with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is expected to layout a pretty aggressive agenda tonight. one of the things to watch is the facial expressions of john boehner. the president melee out the battle lines between them. >>> the warm handshake at the podium is one thing. the specifics of the president's agenda may be something else. tonight's speech will be heavy on the economy. >> you will hear in the pre
. >>> and lance armstrong facing a new legal challenge this morning, as well. this one comes from the u.s. government, and it could cost him millions of dollars. we'll explain more about that coming up in a few minutes. >>> plus, if you're a parent, it's likely happened to you. your kids whining and crying about not wanting to go to bed. >> never, never, sawyer. >> one little boy in massachusetts took it a step further. he called 911. mom and dad, i'll show you. coming up, the tale of the tape and what mom had to say. >> that's a good one. >>> you may have tried karaoke singing. we've all had those nights in a bar, at home. chances are, you have never done it inside a taxi. we'll show you, introduce you to the karaoke cab, which has become a big hit. you see why. ♪ >> nice. jenna rocking it out. we'll even give it a whirl ourselves on the plaza. you may want to turn the sound down for that part. >> it's hard to top the rehearsal at 6:00 in the morning on the cold plaza, trying tojio drink. >> there was water. >> you know what i meant. >> coffee -- >> karaoke. >>> we do begin with the wi
this morning, traffic deaths in the u.s. surged last year. there were about 36,000 deadly crashes last year. that's up from beg your pardon 35,000 in 2011. first time in 7 years traffic deaths have gone up. officials believe the improving economy and mild winters could be why more people are driving. also could be texting while driving. >> speaking of which, a heads up for virginia drivers, a ticket for texting while driving could cost you a lot more. a bill was passed by the senate yesterday increasing fines to $250. second offense fines would start at $500. the legislation is now awaiting the governor's signature. the law would make texting while driving a primary offense. it means drivers can be pulled over and ticketed for texting. before drivers could only be cited if they were pulled over for another violation first. >> and dc law makers are tackling a traffic issue. the length of time yellow lights at intersections last. council member is spear heading the investigation into whether some yellow lights are shorter than others. set a standard for the lights despite the fact dc's depart
popular meat balls from european menu. what does that mean for stores here in the u.s.? plus, givening back. holly morris will join us live with a look at organization giving back to families for years. 8:22. we'll be right back . ♪ ♪ ♪ [ woman ] looks like another glorious week in florida. ♪ that...was...awesome. ♪ [ female announcer ] how do you make your family vacation this epic? go to visitflorida.com. >>> pope benedict has altered the rules of a conclave that will choose a successor. >> but as the cardinals arrive in rome, scandal is rocking the vatican. sarah simmons joins us live. >> a lot of controversy surrounding as he is stepping down. this latest break with tradition was as unexpected as the decision to retire. for the first time ever, a cardinal has recused himself from the conclave process. >> pope benedict xvi signed a special legal document clearing the way for cardinals to move up the start date. the normal 15 day transition period to start the process to choose a new pope was set in 1996 and could only be changed by another pope. it was one of pope benedict
news conference. >>> right now a crippled cruise ship slowly but surely making its way to u.s. port. it's hours away from arriving. how carnival is trying to repay passengers. >>> 6:29. we're keeping a close eye on the roads, ice all over the place. it's causing huge problems. meteorologist tom kierein is on the storm team 4 weather deck. what are you seeing out there? >>> we got wet overnight from the snow that melted on roadways, accumulated on grassy areas, and rain. not only are the roads getting icy but so are the sidewalks. front steps, watch out as you step out your front door. we did get a coating of snow. this photo sent in by one of our viewers, eldersburg, maryland, west of baltimore. looks a lot like this across much of montgomery county into loudoun county, points north and west of washington. about a half inch to an inch of fresh coating of snow on the grassy areas mainly, melting on roadways. now the roadways are freezing up. temperatures near freezing all around montgomery county, most of prince george's, arlington, fairfax, as well. watch out, the roads are slick, so ar
for us, it's concerning u.s. markets again. germany's economy contracted the last three months of 2012. it shows the recession in the region has deepened. now evident in the continent's largest economy. jobless claims fell to the lowest number in three weeks. shattering economist's expectations. good news for the u.s. labor market. it's a deal that creates the world's biggest airline with the number three airline and the number five airline coming to the. amr, the parent of american airlines and us airways have approved their $11 billion merger. the new company, which will be called american airlines, run by current us airways ceo doug parker, will have more than 900 planes and 3200 daily flights. the deal has been in the works since august. american airlines has been in bankruptcy since november of 2011. >>> and warren buffett is putting the ring on a finger of h.j. heinz this valentine's day. the maker of ketchup and classico spaghetti sauce has said i do to $28 billion acquisition deal with berkshire hathaway and 3g capital. it's the largest food industry deal ever. heinz shareholde
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to get pack to port. the u.s. coast card is in contact. there are more than 4,000 people on that ship. >>> to california now, authorities say the three people killed in a helicopter crash were recording video for a new reality tv show. the chopper went down early sunday north of los angeles. discovery has not yet released any details about the show. the crash is still under investigation. >> president obama is awarding the medal of honor to a former army staff sergeant later this afternoon. clinton romecia is only the 4th living to receive the medal. >>> still ahead at 7:00, we will have more on the major breaking news today. pope benedict xvi announces he is resigning at the end of this month. this is a big shock and we will have much more this hour about it. >> also still to come, music's biggest night. a look back at the big winners and some of the most talked about moments of the grammies last night. the state of the union, we'll see what government workers want the white house to make a top priority. >> but first, a cap's come back? dave ross will join us live with a look at the
in that attack. nato is investigating. the mission supported u.s. and afghan forces on the ground in the taliban-controlled area. angie goff at the live dress being, news 4. >>> a much quieter french quarter this morning. cleaning crews have taken the place of crowds on bourbon street. an estimated million people traveled there this year. it helped to generate $144 million for the gulf coast economy. >>> churches across the d.c. area will celebrate ash wednesday and the beginning of lent. hundreds are expected in st. matthew in dupont circle. that's where archbishop of washington will lead a mass after noon today. the symbolic marking on the forehead represents repentance. it's a time of spiritual reflection. >>> one church will try to accommodate christians. st. george's pipst episcopal will offer ashes to go outside the clarendon and virginia metro stops during the morning and evening commutes. the church will give ashes to anyone of any faith who wants to participate. >>> 18 after the hour now. to a developing story on that stranded cruise ship in the gulf of mexico. tugboats currently pullin
in the u.s. >> what i'm proposing is that we reform our tax code, stop rewarding businesses that ship jobs overseas, reward companies that are creating jobs right here in the united states of america. [ applause ] that makes sense. [ applause ] >> and republicans say they're all for creating jobs as well. but they say the president's proposals don't go far enough and do enough. back to you. >> okay, mary. thank you. >>> hear from a maryland family who attended the state of the union address, coming up at 6:30. >>> catholics packed st. peter's basilica in vatican city. and lined up outside to watch as pope benedict celebrated has final ash wednesday mass as pope. he will retire in less than two weeks. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from the vatican. >> reporter: thousands of faithful gave pope benedict xvi a long ovation near the end of ash wednesday mass. the applause only stopped when the pontiff said thank you, let's return to prayer. the 85-year-old holy father looked tired at times during the lengthy mass. he was wheeled down the cente
. we're not going to do that. the society will survive. the u.s. military will survive. and at the end of the day, we're no closer to anything serious on the budget. we're no closer to anything remotely serious on getting this economy growing again. this is such an enormous distraction from what really matters when facing the united states. that is what's truly depressing. >> i'll tell you, people always get tired of me telling stories about when i was congress. so i'll tell a story before i got in congress. the first thing i ever did politically was in 1993, lead a tax revolt, pensacola city hall tried to raise taxes by 65%. and they tried -- if we don't raise taxes 65%, this was right after the clinton tax increases and the state. and i was saying this is going to be devastating for our economic development. well, the city -- every city councilman got up there and councilwoman saying we don't get 65% tax increase, the firefighters aren't going to be able to come and rescue your little doggy from the tree. when your children are going to walk down streets that aren't going to be -- an
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